Windows 10: PowerToys Version 0.16 released

[German]Microsoft has released version 0.16.0 of PowerToys for Windows 10 users a few hours ago. The new version brings the ImageResizer and the Window Walker.


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PowerToys were free programs under Windows 95/98, with which certain Windows features could be optimized or adapted. Inspired by the PowerToys project under Windows 95, some developers dared to restart. The intended was to give power users the ability to get more efficiency out of the Windows 10 shell and customize it for individual workflows. The announcement tool place at the beginning of May 2019 (Windows 10: PowerToys will come as Open Source). More information can be found in the articles linked at the end of this blog.

PowerToys settings UI.
(PowerToys Settings)

The PowerToys known from Windows 9x are also available in the version for Windows 10 Open Source and free of charge.

Update to PowerToys 0.16.0

Clint Rutkas has announced the release of PowerToys 0.16.0 on 31 March 2020 in the following tweet .


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With this new version come four new tools:

  • Markdown Preview pane extension
  • SVG Preview pane extension
  • Image Resizer Window Shell-Extension
  • Window Walker, eine Alt-Tab Alternative

There are also various improvements to the FacyZone module:

  • Multi-monitor improvement: Zone switching now works between monitors!
  • Simplified UX: Layout hot-swap and flashing due to missing multi-monitor function removed

Clint Rutkas also states that there have been over 100 bug fixes for bugs. Details and the download can be found on this GitHub page.


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